Middle English, from Old Norse happ good luck; akin to Old English gehæp suitable, Old Church Slavonic kobĭ lot, fate
Middle English happen
13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
14th century, in the meaning defined above
1593, in the meaning defined above
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“Hap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hap. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.
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